Thursday, February 14, 2008

Cooking Substitutions

Over the years, I've found several "cooking substution charts. This morning when I did a search, I found a website with tons of Italian recipes and a great chart. Their site is http://www.italian-cooking-made-easy.com/free-recipes.html

Here's the chart:

Arrowroot, 1 tsp ……………………. ¾ teaspoon cornstarch or 1 ½ tsp flour
Bread crumbs, 1 cup …………….. Cracker crumbs ¾ - 1 cup
Buttermilk, 1 cup ………………….. Vinegar or lemon juice tbsp added to warm
milk to = 1 cup, let stand 5 minutes.
Baking powder, 1 tsp ……………. Baking soda, ½ tsp + ½ tsp cream of tartar
Stock or Broth 1 cup …………….. 1 bullion cube + 1 cup hot water
Chocolate chips (semi-sweet) … ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder,
⅓ cup sugar and 6 tbsp butter or margarine
Cornstarch 1 Tbsp …………………. 2 T. all-purpose flour
Corn syrup, light, 1 cup ………… 1 ¼ cups granulated sugar,+ ¼ cup water
Corn syrup, dark, 1 cup ………… 1 ¼ cups brown sugar,+ ¼ cup water
Sour cream…………………………….. 1 cup yogurt or 1 tbsp lemon juice +
evaporate or plain milk to make 1 cup.
1 clove fresh garlic ………………. 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
Gingerroot, 1 tsp grated ………. Dried, ground ginger, ¾ tsp
Fresh Herbs, 1 tbsp ……………… Dried herbs, ½ - ¾ tsp
Honey, 1 cup …………………………. Sugar 1 ¼ cups + ¼ cup water
Lemon juice, 1 tbsp ………………. Vinegar ½ tbsp
Milk, whole, 1 cup ………………... Skim milk, 1 cup + 2 tbsp butter or
½ cup evaporated milk with ½ cup water.
Mustard, prepared, 1 tbsp .…… Mustard, dry 1 tsp
Molasses, 1 tbsp ……………………. ½ cup honey or 1 ¼ cup brown sugar melted
Cooking oil, 1 cup …………………. Butter or margarine, ½ pound
Poultry Seasoning …………………. Sage ½ tsp, thyme ½ tsp, pinch of each:
marjoram, rosemary, nutmeg and pepper
Pumpkin Pie Spice, tsp …………. Cinnamon, ½ tsp, ¼ tsp ground Ginger, plus
a pinch of Nutmeg and Allspice
Light Brown sugar …………………. Granulated sugar ½ cup + ½ cup dark brown sugar
Dark brown sugar …………………. Granulated sugar ½ cup + 2 tbsp molasses or dark corn syrup
Tomato juice, 1 cup ………………. Tomato sauce ½ cup + ½ cup water
Tomato paste …………………………. Tomato sauce ¼ cup simmering to half volume
Vanilla bean …………………………... Pure vanilla extract, 1 tsp
Vinegar 1 tbsp …………………….... Lemon juice, 2 tbsp
Wine, 1 cup …………………………... Apple cider, chicken or beef broth, 1 cup
Yogurt, 1 cup ……………………….… Milk, 1 cup + 1 tbsp lemon juice,
let stand 5 minutes

Audrey :)

1 comments:

Annemarie said...

Thanks for the substitution list. I just started cooking on a regular basis. While I'm trying to be good about planning and getting my ingredients ahead of time I don't always succeed!